My super organized closet with Modular Closets

Tuesday, February 19, 2019


Let me start with this.
Kurt and Carmen are walking into this ugly home looking to buy a fixer upper and the minute Kurt walks into the master bedroom and sees the small long closet WITHOUT doors (yes, they removed all doors in the house??) Kurt turns and says "Let's go! This is not the house for us. We can live without many things but not a closet!"

I knew this home had potential and wasn't walking away. I also wasn't minding downsizing some of my clothing and shoes since I still had a few items that made me feel like garbage because over time you gain weight and the ones that didn't fit gave me bad feelings.

Fast forward to now :

We moved in and I packed all my clothing into the terrible closet space with one long rod and dilapidated shelves that tilted forward so things fell off.


I took the doors off so you can see the mess. I am also using Kaeden's closet in his room for all my hanging dresses.


Shoe disaster!


It was time to get a great system! After researching I came across Modular Closets. 
Modular Closets is great for achieving a customized look and function for a fraction of the price! I worked with them and had send in my dimensions and what I needed for my space. As you can tell I needed some good shoe room! They gave back a design drawing with suggestion for my space and it was perfect!



When the system arrived in many boxes (I should have take a photo) I was like OH MY GOSH! This will be so much work. However, it was one of the easiest assembly and instructions I have dealt with. I was able to build everything quickly on my own and with the help of my 17 year old son we got it installed into he space.



Viola!! My stuff fits! I couldn't be happier with everything.
Behind that wall is my long dresses and the drawers are perfect for my leggings, tank tops, shorts and socks etc. 



If you are like me you can order additional shelves to make sure you have enough for shoes.


Above my dresses is a little shelf I use for my scarves. I did a basket so its easy to get down and pull out items.


The drawer glides are so smooth! They do come with handles however I chose not to use them. I wanted the smooth front look.

If you are looking to tidy up a space and give everything a place I recommend Modular Closets!
Their goal is to provide homeowners with a dream look for affordable prices while using top grade 3/4 inch plywood and materials!

Now off to shop since I think I see a little more space for clothes! ;)

This post with in partnership with Modular Closet. All views and opinions are mine.


New Home + New Year

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

I am so excited to have something that I am passionate about to share again! I loved writing blog posts when Apple was a baby about gear and parenting. This last year I had been so focused on building the brand Dringk Eatery + Bar I hadn't posted much here!

Now to the house stuff! We bought a fixer upper! I can't wait to share as we upgrade each of the rooms! 

I have started by painting the house entirely inside and installed new flooring. It was a dingy grayish white and the previous people removed the flooring. Concrete was not my thing! My initial plan is to upgrade the kitchen first then move on to the living room and master bathroom. Eventually I will be replacing the windows and doors but I need to plant my money tree first!

Here are a few before pics. I am also linking the latest upgrades I am getting asked about that I did in the kitchen. I have changed my mind on the backsplash so that has gone on hold and I am still deciding on the island that I want to put on. At first I wanted to do black but I may now do a solid granite one.

The following posts I will be better at getting proper before pictures. I was a little overwhelmed with Ace our dog dying, Christmas and moving during a very busy week at our biz!


The before wall color. It has low ceilings so I wanted to make it as bright as possible.
We also had the ugliest vent from a swamp cooler that I had removed.

This light is going bye bye!
And so did the concrete floors.


Picking the right flooring is hard! We chose Lifeproof in color "Walton Oak" from Home Depot




Flooring down! It is dark when cloudy and nice and bright on light days. We have many bright days in Palm Springs so it is just perfect!

Apple caught testing paint in the master bedroom.



Wall Color : Semi Gloss Behr PURE WHITE
Ceiling Color : Flat Behr PURE WHITE
Master Bedroom : Behr INK BLACK

Before handles

Quick kitchen upgrade while we wait for tile, appliances, island and more!



Handles Linked HERE


This stove is being replaced along with other appliances. 


I will be linking most of my finds and loves on my new Amazon page!





 

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